ID CVE-2008-3525
Summary The sbni_ioctl function in drivers/net/wan/sbni.c in the wan subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check for the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability before processing a (1) SIOCDEVRESINSTATS, (2) SIOCDEVSHWSTATE, (3) SIOCDEVENSLAVE, or (4) SIOCDEVEMANSIPATE ioctl request, which allows local users to bypass intended capability restrictions.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.26.3
    cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.3
CVSS
Base: 7.2 (as of 03-09-2008 - 10:41)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-264
CAPEC
  • Accessing, Modifying or Executing Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's configuration that allows an attacker to either directly access an executable file, for example through shell access; or in a possible worst case allows an attacker to upload a file and then execute it. Web servers, ftp servers, and message oriented middleware systems which have many integration points are particularly vulnerable, because both the programmers and the administrators must be in synch regarding the interfaces and the correct privileges for each interface.
  • Leverage Executable Code in Non-Executable Files
    An attack of this type exploits a system's trust in configuration and resource files, when the executable loads the resource (such as an image file or configuration file) the attacker has modified the file to either execute malicious code directly or manipulate the target process (e.g. application server) to execute based on the malicious configuration parameters. Since systems are increasingly interrelated mashing up resources from local and remote sources the possibility of this attack occurring is high. The attack can be directed at a client system, such as causing buffer overrun through loading seemingly benign image files, as in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-028 where specially crafted JPEG files could cause a buffer overrun once loaded into the browser. Another example targets clients reading pdf files. In this case the attacker simply appends javascript to the end of a legitimate url for a pdf (http://www.gnucitizen.org/blog/danger-danger-danger/) http://path/to/pdf/file.pdf#whatever_name_you_want=javascript:your_code_here The client assumes that they are reading a pdf, but the attacker has modified the resource and loaded executable javascript into the client's browser process. The attack can also target server processes. The attacker edits the resource or configuration file, for example a web.xml file used to configure security permissions for a J2EE app server, adding role name "public" grants all users with the public role the ability to use the administration functionality. The server trusts its configuration file to be correct, but when they are manipulated, the attacker gains full control.
  • Blue Boxing
    This type of attack against older telephone switches and trunks has been around for decades. A tone is sent by an adversary to impersonate a supervisor signal which has the effect of rerouting or usurping command of the line. While the US infrastructure proper may not contain widespread vulnerabilities to this type of attack, many companies are connected globally through call centers and business process outsourcing. These international systems may be operated in countries which have not upgraded Telco infrastructure and so are vulnerable to Blue boxing. Blue boxing is a result of failure on the part of the system to enforce strong authorization for administrative functions. While the infrastructure is different than standard current applications like web applications, there are historical lessons to be learned to upgrade the access control for administrative functions.
  • Restful Privilege Elevation
    Rest uses standard HTTP (Get, Put, Delete) style permissions methods, but these are not necessarily correlated generally with back end programs. Strict interpretation of HTTP get methods means that these HTTP Get services should not be used to delete information on the server, but there is no access control mechanism to back up this logic. This means that unless the services are properly ACL'd and the application's service implementation are following these guidelines then an HTTP request can easily execute a delete or update on the server side. The attacker identifies a HTTP Get URL such as http://victimsite/updateOrder, which calls out to a program to update orders on a database or other resource. The URL is not idempotent so the request can be submitted multiple times by the attacker, additionally, the attacker may be able to exploit the URL published as a Get method that actually performs updates (instead of merely retrieving data). This may result in malicious or inadvertent altering of data on the server.
  • Target Programs with Elevated Privileges
    This attack targets programs running with elevated privileges. The attacker would try to leverage a bug in the running program and get arbitrary code to execute with elevated privileges. For instance an attacker would look for programs that write to the system directories or registry keys (such as HKLM, which stores a number of critical Windows environment variables). These programs are typically running with elevated privileges and have usually not been designed with security in mind. Such programs are excellent exploit targets because they yield lots of power when they break. The malicious user try to execute its code at the same level as a privileged system call.
  • Manipulating Input to File System Calls
    An attacker manipulates inputs to the target software which the target software passes to file system calls in the OS. The goal is to gain access to, and perhaps modify, areas of the file system that the target software did not intend to be accessible.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
LOCAL LOW NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
nessus via4
  • NASL family VMware ESX Local Security Checks
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2009-0014.NASL
    description a. Service Console update for DHCP and third-party library update for DHCP client. DHCP is an Internet-standard protocol by which a computer can be connected to a local network, ask to be given configuration information, and receive from a server enough information to configure itself as a member of that network. A stack-based buffer overflow in the script_write_params method in ISC DHCP dhclient allows remote DHCP servers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted subnet-mask option. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-0692 to this issue. An insecure temporary file use flaw was discovered in the DHCP daemon's init script ('/etc/init.d/dhcpd'). A local attacker could use this flaw to overwrite an arbitrary file with the output of the 'dhcpd -t' command via a symbolic link attack, if a system administrator executed the DHCP init script with the 'configtest', 'restart', or 'reload' option. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures Project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-1893 to this issue. b. Updated Service Console package kernel Service Console package kernel update to version kernel-2.4.21-58.EL. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the names CVE-2008-4210, CVE-2008-3275, CVE-2008-0598, CVE-2008-2136, CVE-2008-2812, CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2008-3525 to the security issues fixed in kernel-2.4.21-58.EL c. JRE Security Update JRE update to version 1.5.0_18, which addresses multiple security issues that existed in earlier releases of JRE. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in JRE 1.5.0_17: CVE-2008-2086, CVE-2008-5347, CVE-2008-5348, CVE-2008-5349, CVE-2008-5350, CVE-2008-5351, CVE-2008-5352, CVE-2008-5353, CVE-2008-5354, CVE-2008-5356, CVE-2008-5357, CVE-2008-5358, CVE-2008-5359, CVE-2008-5360, CVE-2008-5339, CVE-2008-5342, CVE-2008-5344, CVE-2008-5345, CVE-2008-5346, CVE-2008-5340, CVE-2008-5341, CVE-2008-5343, and CVE-2008-5355. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the following names to the security issues fixed in JRE 1.5.0_18: CVE-2009-1093, CVE-2009-1094, CVE-2009-1095, CVE-2009-1096, CVE-2009-1097, CVE-2009-1098, CVE-2009-1099, CVE-2009-1100, CVE-2009-1101, CVE-2009-1102, CVE-2009-1103, CVE-2009-1104, CVE-2009-1105, CVE-2009-1106, and CVE-2009-1107.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 42179
    published 2009-10-19
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=42179
    title VMSA-2009-0014 : VMware ESX patches for DHCP, Service Console kernel, and JRE resolve multiple security issues
  • NASL family Ubuntu Local Security Checks
    NASL id UBUNTU_USN-659-1.NASL
    description It was discovered that the direct-IO subsystem did not correctly validate certain structures. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6716) It was discovered that the disabling of the ZERO_PAGE optimization could lead to large memory consumption. A local attacker could exploit this to allocate all available memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2372) It was discovered that the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) did not correctly validate its arguments. If DCCP was in use, a remote attacker could send specially crafted network traffic and cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3276) It was discovered that the SBNI WAN driver did not correctly check for the NET_ADMIN capability. A malicious local root user lacking CAP_NET_ADMIN would be able to change the WAN device configuration, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3525) It was discovered that the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) did not correctly validate the key length in the SCTP_AUTH_KEY option. If SCTP is in use, a remote attacker could send specially crafted network traffic that would crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3526) It was discovered that the tmpfs implementation did not correctly handle certain sequences of inode operations. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3534) It was discovered that the readv/writev functions did not correctly handle certain sequences of file operations. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3535) It was discovered that SCTP did not correctly validate its userspace arguments. A local attacker could call certain sctp_* functions with malicious options and cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3792, CVE-2008-4113, CVE-2008-4445) It was discovered the the i915 video driver did not correctly validate memory addresses. A local attacker could exploit this to remap memory that could cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3831) Johann Dahm and David Richter discovered that NFSv4 did not correctly handle certain file ACLs. If NFSv4 is in use, a local attacker could create a malicious ACL that could cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3915). Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-28
    plugin id 36681
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=36681
    title Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : linux, linux-source-2.6.15/22 vulnerabilities (USN-659-1)
  • NASL family Misc.
    NASL id VMWARE_VMSA-2009-0014_REMOTE.NASL
    description The remote VMware ESX / ESXi host is missing a security-related patch. It is, therefore, affected by multiple vulnerabilities, including remote code execution vulnerabilities, in the following components : - ISC DHCP dhclient - Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem - Java Runtime Environment (JRE) - Java SE Development Kit (JDK) - Java SE Web Start - Linux kernel - Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation - Linux kernel Simple Internet Transition INET6 - Linux kernel tty - Linux kernel virtual file system (VFS) - Red Hat dhcpd init script for DHCP - SBNI WAN driver
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-08-06
    plugin id 89116
    published 2016-03-03
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=89116
    title VMware ESX / ESXi Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2009-0014) (remote check)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5566.NASL
    description This update of the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 1 kernel contains lots of bugfixes and several security fixes : - Added missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl(). (CVE-2008-3525) - On AMD64 some string operations could leak kernel information into userspace. (CVE-2008-0598) - Added range checking in ASN.1 handling for the CIFS and SNMP NAT netfilter modules. (CVE-2008-1673) - Fixed range checking in the snd_seq OSS ioctl, which could be used to leak information from the kernel. (CVE-2008-3272) - Fixed a memory leak when looking up deleted directories which could be used to run the system out of memory. (CVE-2008-3275) - The do_change_type function in fs/namespace.c did not verify that the caller has the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service by modifying the properties of a mountpoint. (CVE-2008-2931) - Various NULL ptr checks have been added to tty op functions, which might have been used by local attackers to execute code. We think that this affects only devices openable by root, so the impact is limited. (CVE-2008-2812)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 34331
    published 2008-10-02
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34331
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : the Linux Kernel (x86) (ZYPP Patch Number 5566)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1655.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service, privilege escalation or a leak of sensitive data. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2008-1514 Jan Kratochvil reported a local denial of service vulnerability in the ptrace interface for the s390 architecture. Local users can trigger an invalid pointer dereference, leading to a system panic. - CVE-2008-3525 Eugene Teo reported a lack of capability checks in the kernel driver for Granch SBNI12 leased line adapters (sbni), allowing local users to perform privileged operations. - CVE-2008-3831 Olaf Kirch discovered an issue with the i915 driver that may allow local users to cause memory corruption by use of an ioctl with insufficient privilege restrictions. - CVE-2008-4113/ CVE-2008-4445 Eugene Teo discovered two issues in the SCTP subsystem which allow local users to obtain access to sensitive memory when the SCTP-AUTH extension is enabled.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 34444
    published 2008-10-20
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34444
    title Debian DSA-1655-1 : linux-2.6.24 - denial of service/information leak/privilege escalation
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5667.NASL
    description This kernel update for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 fixes various bugs and some security problems : - When creating a file, open()/creat() allowed the setgid bit to be set via the mode argument even when, due to the bsdgroups mount option or the file being created in a setgid directory, the new file's group is one which the user is not a member of. The local attacker could then use ftruncate() and memory-mapped I/O to turn the new file into an arbitrary binary and thus gain the privileges of this group, since these operations do not clear the setgid bit.'. (CVE-2008-4210) - The ext[234] filesystem code fails to properly handle corrupted data structures. With a mounted filesystem image or partition that have corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks, a user performing either a read or write operation on the mounted image or partition can lead to a possible denial of service by spamming the logfile. (CVE-2008-3528) - The S/390 ptrace code allowed local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via the user-area-padding test from the ptrace testsuite in 31-bit mode, which triggers an invalid dereference. (CVE-2008-1514) - fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain fio test. (CVE-2007-6716) - Added missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl(). (CVE-2008-3525) Also OCFS2 was updated to version v1.4.1-1. The full amount of changes can be reviewed in the RPM changelog.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-05-31
    plugin id 59132
    published 2012-05-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59132
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5667)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5668.NASL
    description This kernel update for SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 2 fixes various bugs and some security problems : - When creating a file, open()/creat() allowed the setgid bit to be set via the mode argument even when, due to the bsdgroups mount option or the file being created in a setgid directory, the new file's group is one which the user is not a member of. The local attacker could then use ftruncate() and memory-mapped I/O to turn the new file into an arbitrary binary and thus gain the privileges of this group, since these operations do not clear the setgid bit.'. (CVE-2008-4210) - The ext[234] filesystem code fails to properly handle corrupted data structures. With a mounted filesystem image or partition that have corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks, a user performing either a read or write operation on the mounted image or partition can lead to a possible denial of service by spamming the logfile. (CVE-2008-3528) - The S/390 ptrace code allowed local users to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via the user-area-padding test from the ptrace testsuite in 31-bit mode, which triggers an invalid dereference. (CVE-2008-1514) - fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain fio test. (CVE-2007-6716) - Added missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl(). (CVE-2008-3525) Also OCFS2 was updated to version v1.4.1-1. The full amount of changes can be reviewed in the RPM changelog.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-05-31
    plugin id 41535
    published 2009-09-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=41535
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5668)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5751.NASL
    description This kernel update fixes various bugs and also several security issues : CVE-2008-4576: Fixed a crash in SCTP INIT-ACK, on mismatch between SCTP AUTH availability. This might be exploited remotely for a denial of service (crash) attack. CVE-2008-3833: The generic_file_splice_write function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by splicing into an inode in order to create an executable file in a setgid directory. CVE-2008-4210: fs/open.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly strip setuid and setgid bits when there is a write to a file, which allows local users to gain the privileges of a different group, and obtain sensitive information or possibly have unspecified other impact, by creating an executable file in a setgid directory through the (1) truncate or (2) ftruncate function in conjunction with memory-mapped I/O. CVE-2008-4302: fs/splice.c in the splice subsystem in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22.2 does not properly handle a failure of the add_to_page_cache_lru function, and subsequently attempts to unlock a page that was not locked, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel BUG and system crash), as demonstrated by the fio I/O tool. CVE-2008-3528: The ext[234] filesystem code fails to properly handle corrupted data structures. With a mounted filesystem image or partition that have corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks, a user performing either a read or write operation on the mounted image or partition can lead to a possible denial of service by spamming the logfile. CVE-2007-6716: fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain fio test. CVE-2008-3525: Added missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl(). CVE-2008-3272: Fixed range checking in the snd_seq OSS ioctl, which could be used to leak information from the kernel. CVE-2008-2931: The do_change_type function in fs/namespace.c did not verify that the caller has the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service by modifying the properties of a mountpoint. CVE-2008-2812: Various NULL ptr checks have been added to tty op functions, which might have been used by local attackers to execute code. We think that this affects only devices openable by root, so the impact is limited. CVE-2008-1673: Added range checking in ASN.1 handling for the CIFS and SNMP NAT netfilter modules. CVE-2008-3527: arch/i386/kernel/sysenter.c in the Virtual Dynamic Shared Objects (vDSO) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.21 did not properly check boundaries, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service via unspecified vectors, related to the install_special_mapping, syscall, and syscall32_nopage functions.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 34755
    published 2008-11-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34755
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-5751)
  • NASL family Mandriva Local Security Checks
    NASL id MANDRIVA_MDVSA-2008-223.NASL
    description Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in the Linux 2.6 kernel : Buffer overflow in format descriptor parsing in the uvc_parse_format function in drivers/media/video/uvc/uvc_driver.c in uvcvideo in the video4linux (V4L) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26.1 has unknown impact and attack vectors. (CVE-2008-3496) The sbni_ioctl function in drivers/net/wan/sbni.c in the wan subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check for the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability before processing a (1) SIOCDEVRESINSTATS, (2) SIOCDEVSHWSTATE, (3) SIOCDEVENSLAVE, or (4) SIOCDEVEMANSIPATE ioctl request, which allows local users to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525) Integer overflow in the sctp_setsockopt_auth_key function in net/sctp/socket.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel 2.6.24-rc1 through 2.6.26.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted sca_keylength field associated with the SCTP_AUTH_KEY option. (CVE-2008-3526) The sctp_auth_ep_set_hmacs function in net/sctp/auth.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26.4, when the SCTP-AUTH extension is enabled, does not verify that the identifier index is within the bounds established by SCTP_AUTH_HMAC_ID_MAX, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information via a crafted SCTP_HMAC_IDENT IOCTL request involving the sctp_getsockopt function, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-4113. (CVE-2008-4445) Additionaly, fixes for sound on NEC Versa S9100 and others were added, PATA and AHCI support for Intel ICH10 was added, a fix to allow better disk transfer speeds was made for Hercules EC-900 mini-notebook, a cyrus-imapd corruption issue in x86_64 arch was solved, RealTek 8169/8168/8101 support was improved, and a few other things. Check the package changelog for details. To update your kernel, please follow the directions located at : http://www.mandriva.com/en/security/kernelupdate
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-19
    plugin id 37065
    published 2009-04-23
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=37065
    title Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2008:223)
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-8929.NASL
    description Update kernel from version 2.6.26.5 to 2.6.26.6: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.26.6 CVE-2008-3831 An IOCTL in the i915 driver was not properly restricted to users with the proper capabilities to use it. CVE-2008-4410 The vmi_write_ldt_entry function in arch/x86/kernel/vmi_32.c in the Virtual Machine Interface (VMI) in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.5 invokes write_idt_entry where write_ldt_entry was intended, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (persistent application failure) via crafted function calls, related to the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) experiencing improper LDT selector state, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-3247. CVE-2008-3525 The sbni_ioctl function in drivers/net/wan/sbni.c in the wan subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check for the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability before processing a (1) SIOCDEVRESINSTATS, (2) SIOCDEVSHWSTATE, (3) SIOCDEVENSLAVE, or (4) SIOCDEVEMANSIPATE ioctl request, which allows local users to bypass intended capability restrictions. CVE-2008-4554 The do_splice_from function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27 does not reject file descriptors that have the O_APPEND flag set, which allows local users to bypass append mode and make arbitrary changes to other locations in the file. CVE-2008-4576 sctp in Linux kernel before 2.6.25.18 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via an INIT-ACK that states the peer does not support AUTH, which causes the sctp_process_init function to clean up active transports and triggers the OOPS when the T1-Init timer expires. Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-24
    plugin id 34480
    published 2008-10-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34480
    title Fedora 9 : kernel-2.6.26.6-79.fc9 (2008-8929)
  • NASL family Oracle Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id ORACLELINUX_ELSA-2008-0973.NASL
    description From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0973 : Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. This update addresses the following security issues : * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) * a possible kernel memory leak was found in the Linux kernel Simple Internet Transition (SIT) INET6 implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136, Important) * missing capability checks were found in the SBNI WAN driver which could allow a local user to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * a buffer overflow flaw was found in Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, Moderate) * multiple NULL pointer dereferences were found in various Linux kernel network drivers. These drivers were missing checks for terminal validity, which could allow privilege escalation. (CVE-2008-2812, Moderate) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual filesystem (VFS) implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to attempt file creation within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) This update also fixes the following bugs : * the incorrect kunmap function was used in nfs_xdr_readlinkres. kunmap() was used where kunmap_atomic() should have been. As a consequence, if an NFSv2 or NFSv3 server exported a volume containing a symlink which included a path equal to or longer than the local system's PATH_MAX, accessing the link caused a kernel oops. This has been corrected in this update. * mptctl_gettargetinfo did not check if pIoc3 was NULL before using it as a pointer. This caused a kernel panic in mptctl_gettargetinfo in some circumstances. A check has been added which prevents this. * lost tick compensation code in the timer interrupt routine triggered without apparent cause. When running as a fully-virtualized client, this spurious triggering caused the 64-bit version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 to present highly inaccurate times. With this update the lost tick compensation code is turned off when the operating system is running as a fully-virtualized client under Xen or VMware(r). All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users should install this updated kernel which addresses these vulnerabilities and fixes these bugs.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-07-18
    plugin id 67763
    published 2013-07-12
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=67763
    title Oracle Linux 3 : kernel (ELSA-2008-0973)
  • NASL family Scientific Linux Local Security Checks
    NASL id SL_20081216_KERNEL_ON_SL3_X.NASL
    description This update addresses the following security issues : - Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) - a possible kernel memory leak was found in the Linux kernel Simple Internet Transition (SIT) INET6 implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136, Important) - missing capability checks were found in the SBNI WAN driver which could allow a local user to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) - the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) - a buffer overflow flaw was found in Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, Moderate) - multiple NULL pointer dereferences were found in various Linux kernel network drivers. These drivers were missing checks for terminal validity, which could allow privilege escalation. (CVE-2008-2812, Moderate) - a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual filesystem (VFS) implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to attempt file creation within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) This update also fixes the following bugs : - the incorrect kunmap function was used in nfs_xdr_readlinkres. kunmap() was used where kunmap_atomic() should have been. As a consequence, if an NFSv2 or NFSv3 server exported a volume containing a symlink which included a path equal to or longer than the local system's PATH_MAX, accessing the link caused a kernel oops. This has been corrected in this update. - mptctl_gettargetinfo did not check if pIoc3 was NULL before using it as a pointer. This caused a kernel panic in mptctl_gettargetinfo in some circumstances. A check has been added which prevents this. - lost tick compensation code in the timer interrupt routine triggered without apparent cause. When running as a fully-virtualized client, this spurious triggering caused the 64-bit version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 to present highly inaccurate times. With this update the lost tick compensation code is turned off when the operating system is running as a fully-virtualized client under Xen or VMware®.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2019-01-07
    plugin id 60507
    published 2012-08-01
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=60507
    title Scientific Linux Security Update : kernel on SL3.x i386/x86_64
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2009-0001.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that fix a number of security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 running on 32-bit architectures. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. These updated packages fix the following security issues : * a flaw was found in the IPv4 forwarding base. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-2172, Important) * a flaw was found in the handling of process death signals. This allowed a local, unprivileged user to send arbitrary signals to the suid-process executed by that user. Successful exploitation of this flaw depends on the structure of the suid-program and its signal handling. (CVE-2007-3848, Important) * when accessing kernel memory locations, certain Linux kernel drivers registering a fault handler did not perform required range checks. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to gain read or write access to arbitrary kernel memory, or possibly cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-0007, Important) * a possible kernel memory leak was found in the Linux kernel Simple Internet Transition (SIT) INET6 implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136, Important) * missing capability checks were found in the SBNI WAN driver which could allow a local, unprivileged user to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) * a flaw was found in the way files were written using truncate() or ftruncate(). This could allow a local, unprivileged user to acquire the privileges of a different group and obtain access to sensitive information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * a race condition in the mincore system core allowed a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2006-4814, Moderate) * a flaw was found in the aacraid SCSI driver. This allowed a local, unprivileged user to make ioctl calls to the driver which should otherwise be restricted to privileged users. (CVE-2007-4308, Moderate) * two buffer overflow flaws were found in the Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use these flaws to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, CVE-2007-6151, Moderate) * a flaw was found in the way core dump files were created. If a local, unprivileged user could make a root-owned process dump a core file into a user-writable directory, the user could gain read access to that core file, potentially compromising sensitive information. (CVE-2007-6206, Moderate) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual file system (VFS) implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to attempt file creation within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) All users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 on 32-bit architectures should upgrade to these updated packages which address these vulnerabilities. For this update to take effect, the system must be rebooted.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 35323
    published 2009-01-09
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35323
    title RHEL 2.1 : kernel (RHSA-2009:0001)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_11_0_KERNEL-081022.NASL
    description This patch updates the openSUSE 11.0 kernel to the 2.6.25.18 stable release. It also includes bugfixes and security fixes : CVE-2008-4410: The vmi_write_ldt_entry function in arch/x86/kernel/vmi_32.c in the Virtual Machine Interface (VMI) in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.5 invokes write_idt_entry where write_ldt_entry was intended, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (persistent application failure) via crafted function calls, related to the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) experiencing improper LDT selector state. sctp: Fix kernel panic while process protocol violation parameter. CVE-2008-3528: The ext[234] filesystem code fails to properly handle corrupted data structures. With a mounted filesystem image or partition that have corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks, a user performing either a read or write operation on the mounted image or partition can lead to a possible denial of service by spamming the logfile. CVE-2008-3526: Integer overflow in the sctp_setsockopt_auth_key function in net/sctp/socket.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted sca_keylength field associated with the SCTP_AUTH_KEY option. CVE-2008-3525: Added missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl(). CVE-2008-4576: SCTP in Linux kernel before 2.6.25.18 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via an INIT-ACK that states the peer does not support AUTH, which causes the sctp_process_init function to clean up active transports and triggers the OOPS when the T1-Init timer expires. CVE-2008-4445: The sctp_auth_ep_set_hmacs function in net/sctp/auth.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26.4, when the SCTP-AUTH extension is enabled, does not verify that the identifier index is within the bounds established by SCTP_AUTH_HMAC_ID_MAX, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information via a crafted SCTP_HMAC_IDENT IOCTL request involving the sctp_getsockopt function. CVE-2008-3792: net/sctp/socket.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not verify that the SCTP-AUTH extension is enabled before proceeding with SCTP-AUTH API functions, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via vectors that result in calls to (1) sctp_setsockopt_auth_chunk, (2) sctp_setsockopt_hmac_ident, (3) sctp_setsockopt_auth_key, (4) sctp_setsockopt_active_key, (5) sctp_setsockopt_del_key, (6) sctp_getsockopt_maxburst, (7) sctp_getsockopt_active_key, (8) sctp_getsockopt_peer_auth_chunks, or (9) sctp_getsockopt_local_auth_chunks. CVE-2008-4113: The sctp_getsockopt_hmac_ident function in net/sctp/socket.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26.4, when the SCTP-AUTH extension is enabled, relies on an untrusted length value to limit copying of data from kernel memory, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information via a crafted SCTP_HMAC_IDENT IOCTL request involving the sctp_getsockopt function. CVE-2008-3911: The proc_do_xprt function in net/sunrpc/sysctl.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check the length of a certain buffer obtained from userspace, which allows local users to overflow a stack-based buffer and have unspecified other impact via a crafted read system call for the /proc/sys/sunrpc/transports file.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-21
    plugin id 40010
    published 2009-07-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40010
    title openSUSE Security Update : kernel (kernel-270)
  • NASL family Debian Local Security Checks
    NASL id DEBIAN_DSA-1653.NASL
    description Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a denial of service or privilege escalation. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems : - CVE-2007-6716 Joe Jin reported a local denial of service vulnerability that allows system users to trigger an oops due to an improperly initialized data structure. - CVE-2008-1514 Jan Kratochvil reported a local denial of service vulnerability in the ptrace interface for the s390 architecture. Local users can trigger an invalid pointer dereference, leading to a system panic. - CVE-2008-3276 Eugene Teo reported an integer overflow in the DCCP subsystem that may allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service in the form of a kernel panic. - CVE-2008-3525 Eugene Teo reported a lack of capability checks in the kernel driver for Granch SBNI12 leased line adapters (sbni), allowing local users to perform privileged operations. - CVE-2008-3833 The S_ISUID/S_ISGID bits were not being cleared during an inode splice, which, under certain conditions, can be exploited by local users to obtain the privileges of a group for which they are not a member. Mark Fasheh reported this issue. - CVE-2008-4210 David Watson reported an issue in the open()/creat() system calls which, under certain conditions, can be exploited by local users to obtain the privileges of a group for which they are not a member. - CVE-2008-4302 A coding error in the splice subsystem allows local users to attempt to unlock a page structure that has not been locked, resulting in a system crash.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 34392
    published 2008-10-14
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34392
    title Debian DSA-1653-1 : linux-2.6 - denial of service/privilege escalation
  • NASL family Fedora Local Security Checks
    NASL id FEDORA_2008-8980.NASL
    description Update kernel from version 2.6.26.5 to 2.6.26.6: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.26.6 CVE-2008-3831 An IOCTL in the i915 driver was not properly restricted to users with the proper capabilities to use it. CVE-2008-4410 The vmi_write_ldt_entry function in arch/x86/kernel/vmi_32.c in the Virtual Machine Interface (VMI) in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.5 invokes write_idt_entry where write_ldt_entry was intended, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (persistent application failure) via crafted function calls, related to the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) experiencing improper LDT selector state, a different vulnerability than CVE-2008-3247. CVE-2008-3525 The sbni_ioctl function in drivers/net/wan/sbni.c in the wan subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check for the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability before processing a (1) SIOCDEVRESINSTATS, (2) SIOCDEVSHWSTATE, (3) SIOCDEVENSLAVE, or (4) SIOCDEVEMANSIPATE ioctl request, which allows local users to bypass intended capability restrictions. CVE-2008-4554 The do_splice_from function in fs/splice.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27 does not reject file descriptors that have the O_APPEND flag set, which allows local users to bypass append mode and make arbitrary changes to other locations in the file. CVE-2008-4576 sctp in Linux kernel before 2.6.25.18 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via an INIT-ACK that states the peer does not support AUTH, which causes the sctp_process_init function to clean up active transports and triggers the OOPS when the T1-Init timer expires. Also fixes these bugs reported against Fedora 9: 465873 - kernel build-id note corruption 466303 - IPSec kernel lockup. 464613 - 11143 unconditional linker option arch/powerpc/lib/crtsavres.o causes external module buildfailure 463034 - [sata_nv swncq] kernel 2.6.26.3-29 raid errors: 'md: super_written gets error=-5, uptodate=0' 460550 - Insert key does not work on console since 2.6.26 438606 - at76 stops working with port to mac80211 466511 - Kernel crash when using openswan 462919 - kernel 2.6.26.3-19.fc9.x86_64 TT-budget C-1500 DVB card is not longer working 462178 - PCMCIA CF adaptor causes kernel hang at 'Starting UDEV:' Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-12-24
    plugin id 34481
    published 2008-10-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34481
    title Fedora 8 : kernel-2.6.26.6-49.fc8 (2008-8980)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5608.NASL
    description This update of the SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 Service Pack 1 kernel contains lots of bugfixes and several security fixes : - Added missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl(). (CVE-2008-3525) - On AMD64 some string operations could leak kernel information into userspace. (CVE-2008-0598) - Added range checking in ASN.1 handling for the CIFS and SNMP NAT netfilter modules. (CVE-2008-1673) - Fixed range checking in the snd_seq OSS ioctl, which could be used to leak information from the kernel. (CVE-2008-3272) - Fixed a memory leak when looking up deleted directories which could be used to run the system out of memory. (CVE-2008-3275) - The do_change_type function in fs/namespace.c did not verify that the caller has the CAP_SYS_ADMIN capability, which allows local users to gain privileges or cause a denial of service by modifying the properties of a mountpoint. (CVE-2008-2931) - Various NULL ptr checks have been added to the tty ops functions, which might have been used by local attackers to execute code. We think that this affects only devices openable by root, so the impact is limited. (CVE-2008-2812)
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 59131
    published 2012-05-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=59131
    title SuSE 10 Security Update : Linux kernel (ZYPP Patch Number 5608)
  • NASL family SuSE Local Security Checks
    NASL id SUSE_KERNEL-5700.NASL
    description The openSUSE 10.3 kernel was update to 2.6.22.19. This includes bugs and security fixes. CVE-2008-4576: Fixed a crash in SCTP INIT-ACK, on mismatch between SCTP AUTH availability. This might be exploited remotely for a denial of service (crash) attack. CVE-2008-3528: The ext[234] filesystem code fails to properly handle corrupted data structures. With a mounted filesystem image or partition that have corrupted dir->i_size and dir->i_blocks, a user performing either a read or write operation on the mounted image or partition can lead to a possible denial of service by spamming the logfile. CVE-2007-6716: fs/direct-io.c in the dio subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly zero out the dio struct, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (OOPS), as demonstrated by a certain fio test. CVE-2008-3525: Added missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl(). CVE-2008-3272: Fixed range checking in the snd_seq OSS ioctl, which could be used to leak information from the kernel. CVE-2008-3276: An integer overflow flaw was found in the Linux kernel dccp_setsockopt_change() function. An attacker may leverage this vulnerability to trigger a kernel panic on a victim's machine remotely. CVE-2008-1673: Added range checking in ASN.1 handling for the CIFS and SNMP NAT netfilter modules. CVE-2008-2826: A integer overflow in SCTP was fixed, which might have been used by remote attackers to crash the machine or potentially execute code. CVE-2008-2812: Various NULL ptr checks have been added to tty op functions, which might have been used by local attackers to execute code. We think that this affects only devices openable by root, so the impact is limited.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2016-12-22
    plugin id 34457
    published 2008-10-21
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34457
    title openSUSE 10 Security Update : kernel (kernel-5700)
  • NASL family CentOS Local Security Checks
    NASL id CENTOS_RHSA-2008-0973.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. This update addresses the following security issues : * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) * a possible kernel memory leak was found in the Linux kernel Simple Internet Transition (SIT) INET6 implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136, Important) * missing capability checks were found in the SBNI WAN driver which could allow a local user to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * a buffer overflow flaw was found in Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, Moderate) * multiple NULL pointer dereferences were found in various Linux kernel network drivers. These drivers were missing checks for terminal validity, which could allow privilege escalation. (CVE-2008-2812, Moderate) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual filesystem (VFS) implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to attempt file creation within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) This update also fixes the following bugs : * the incorrect kunmap function was used in nfs_xdr_readlinkres. kunmap() was used where kunmap_atomic() should have been. As a consequence, if an NFSv2 or NFSv3 server exported a volume containing a symlink which included a path equal to or longer than the local system's PATH_MAX, accessing the link caused a kernel oops. This has been corrected in this update. * mptctl_gettargetinfo did not check if pIoc3 was NULL before using it as a pointer. This caused a kernel panic in mptctl_gettargetinfo in some circumstances. A check has been added which prevents this. * lost tick compensation code in the timer interrupt routine triggered without apparent cause. When running as a fully-virtualized client, this spurious triggering caused the 64-bit version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 to present highly inaccurate times. With this update the lost tick compensation code is turned off when the operating system is running as a fully-virtualized client under Xen or VMware(r). All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users should install this updated kernel which addresses these vulnerabilities and fixes these bugs.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-10
    plugin id 35186
    published 2008-12-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35186
    title CentOS 3 : kernel (CESA-2008:0973)
  • NASL family Red Hat Local Security Checks
    NASL id REDHAT-RHSA-2008-0973.NASL
    description Updated kernel packages that resolve several security issues and fix various bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The kernel packages contain the Linux kernel, the core of any Linux operating system. This update addresses the following security issues : * Tavis Ormandy discovered a deficiency in the Linux kernel 32-bit and 64-bit emulation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to prepare and run a specially crafted binary which would use this deficiency to leak uninitialized and potentially sensitive data. (CVE-2008-0598, Important) * a possible kernel memory leak was found in the Linux kernel Simple Internet Transition (SIT) INET6 implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2136, Important) * missing capability checks were found in the SBNI WAN driver which could allow a local user to bypass intended capability restrictions. (CVE-2008-3525, Important) * the do_truncate() and generic_file_splice_write() functions did not clear the setuid and setgid bits. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to obtain access to privileged information. (CVE-2008-4210, Important) * a buffer overflow flaw was found in Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) subsystem. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6063, Moderate) * multiple NULL pointer dereferences were found in various Linux kernel network drivers. These drivers were missing checks for terminal validity, which could allow privilege escalation. (CVE-2008-2812, Moderate) * a deficiency was found in the Linux kernel virtual filesystem (VFS) implementation. This could allow a local, unprivileged user to attempt file creation within deleted directories, possibly causing a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3275, Moderate) This update also fixes the following bugs : * the incorrect kunmap function was used in nfs_xdr_readlinkres. kunmap() was used where kunmap_atomic() should have been. As a consequence, if an NFSv2 or NFSv3 server exported a volume containing a symlink which included a path equal to or longer than the local system's PATH_MAX, accessing the link caused a kernel oops. This has been corrected in this update. * mptctl_gettargetinfo did not check if pIoc3 was NULL before using it as a pointer. This caused a kernel panic in mptctl_gettargetinfo in some circumstances. A check has been added which prevents this. * lost tick compensation code in the timer interrupt routine triggered without apparent cause. When running as a fully-virtualized client, this spurious triggering caused the 64-bit version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 to present highly inaccurate times. With this update the lost tick compensation code is turned off when the operating system is running as a fully-virtualized client under Xen or VMware(r). All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 users should install this updated kernel which addresses these vulnerabilities and fixes these bugs.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-27
    plugin id 35190
    published 2008-12-17
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=35190
    title RHEL 3 : kernel (RHSA-2008:0973)
oval via4
  • accepted 2010-01-11T04:01:25.853-05:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    name Michael Wood
    organization Hewlett-Packard
    definition_extensions
    comment VMware ESX Server 3.5.0 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5887
    description The sbni_ioctl function in drivers/net/wan/sbni.c in the wan subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check for the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability before processing a (1) SIOCDEVRESINSTATS, (2) SIOCDEVSHWSTATE, (3) SIOCDEVENSLAVE, or (4) SIOCDEVEMANSIPATE ioctl request, which allows local users to bypass intended capability restrictions.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5671
    status accepted
    submitted 2009-09-23T15:39:02.000-04:00
    title Linux Kernel SBNI WAN Driver Privilege Check Bugs May Let Local Users Gain Elevated Privileges
    version 4
  • accepted 2013-04-29T04:18:58.657-04:00
    class vulnerability
    contributors
    • name Aharon Chernin
      organization SCAP.com, LLC
    • name Dragos Prisaca
      organization G2, Inc.
    definition_extensions
    • comment The operating system installed on the system is Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11782
    • comment CentOS Linux 3.x
      oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16651
    description The sbni_ioctl function in drivers/net/wan/sbni.c in the wan subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check for the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability before processing a (1) SIOCDEVRESINSTATS, (2) SIOCDEVSHWSTATE, (3) SIOCDEVENSLAVE, or (4) SIOCDEVEMANSIPATE ioctl request, which allows local users to bypass intended capability restrictions.
    family unix
    id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9364
    status accepted
    submitted 2010-07-09T03:56:16-04:00
    title The sbni_ioctl function in drivers/net/wan/sbni.c in the wan subsystem in the Linux kernel 2.6.26.3 does not check for the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability before processing a (1) SIOCDEVRESINSTATS, (2) SIOCDEVSHWSTATE, (3) SIOCDEVENSLAVE, or (4) SIOCDEVEMANSIPATE ioctl request, which allows local users to bypass intended capability restrictions.
    version 23
redhat via4
advisories
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0787
  • rhsa
    id RHSA-2008:0973
rpms
  • kernel-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-BOOT-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-doc-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-hugemem-unsupported-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-smp-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-smp-unsupported-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-source-0:2.4.21-58.EL
  • kernel-unsupported-0:2.4.21-58.EL
refmap via4
confirm
debian
  • DSA-1653
  • DSA-1655
fedora
  • FEDORA-2008-8929
  • FEDORA-2008-8980
mandriva
  • MDVSA-2008:220
  • MDVSA-2008:223
mlist [oss-security] 20080829 CVE-2008-3525 kernel: missing capability checks in sbni_ioctl()
sectrack 1020969
secunia
  • 32103
  • 32237
  • 32315
  • 32356
  • 32370
  • 32386
  • 32393
  • 32759
  • 33201
  • 33280
suse
  • SUSE-SA:2008:047
  • SUSE-SA:2008:049
  • SUSE-SA:2008:051
  • SUSE-SA:2008:052
  • SUSE-SA:2008:053
  • SUSE-SR:2008:025
ubuntu USN-659-1
vupen
  • ADV-2008-2511
  • ADV-2008-2714
Last major update 18-07-2013 - 01:52
Published 03-09-2008 - 10:12
Last modified 28-09-2017 - 21:31
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